Month: April 2009

Conversion from Private Funds Payment to Medicaid Causes Evictions

Assisted Living Concepts, a Wisconsin-based company that, according to its Web site, operates 216 assisted-living residences with capacity for more than 9,000 residents in 20 states is being criticized for its decision to cut down on Medicaid recipients, even ones who first entered their facilities with the ability to pay from private funds.  ALC was …

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Appalling Arguments from Lawyers who Defend Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents suffer many different kinds of injuries due to nursing home negligence—broken bones, pressure sores, skin tears, malnutrition and dehydration.  Perhaps the worst injury they suffer is the injury to their dignity, their self-respect.  Many nursing home residents are completely helpless, and need the nursing home staff to do everything for them, including …

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FDA Needs Subpoena Power

In light of the a new FDA rule that says that some Class III medical devices approved during the 1970’s must now prove their safety, here at HensonFuerst we believe that these and many other outdated yet approved devices are receiving not only an unjust loophole, but also an unsafe one under the Riegel v. …

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Two Former Nurse's Aides Indicted for Abuse at Madison Manor

Two former Nurse’s aides, Amanda Sallee and Valerie Lamb, were indicted Thursday by a Madison County grand jury for abuse or neglect of an adult in connection with the videotaped abuse of a former resident.  The incident occurred at Madison Manor in Richmond, KY, which is a part of Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Sallee’s indictment accuses …

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Senior Abuse, Neglect Bill Passes After Four Years in West Virginia

After four years, Delegate Dave Perry’s bill to make crime of abusing or neglecting an incapacitated adult a more serious offense in West Virginia has finally passed.  There were seven or eight revisions, and even an effort made by fellow delegate John Overington.  Eventually a final version was sent to Governor Joe Manchin stating that any caregiver who …

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